Chief Ayo Adebanjo, the acting National Leader of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organization, has stated that the Yoruba people will fight Fulani dominance of their country under all circumstances.
He said that the federal government’s invasion of Sunday Adeyemo’s, alias Sunday Igboho’s, home was undemocratic, and that he had no idea what crime Igboho had done for which he was being pursued.
On Thursday, Adebanjo claimed on Arise Television that while President Muhammadu Buhari is following Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu about, he is dealing with thieves and armed criminals who are causing security instability in the country.
“People cannot celebrate Sallah because of insecurity; prices of things are going high because of insecurity. His Department of Security Services (DSS) and other security agencies cannot get to where the bandits are but when it comes to opposition asking legitimately for secession, they are very active. It is very shameful.”
When asked why he said that the arrest of Sunday Igboho was a declaration of war in Yoruba land, the Afenifere leader said, “The DSS is behaving like a department under a dictatorship. What is his offence? He has been holding meetings in Akure, in Oshogbo and other places, without causing any problem.
“What he did, is it different to what the Scottish Nationalist Party, a party that wanted separation from Britain, having been together since 1707, in fact since 1603, did in the United Kingdom, and now the party says they want to separate, but Boris Johnson has not arrested the leader of the party?
“He has not accused them of a treasonable felony or anything of the sort. In a democratic society, the worst that they can do is to go for a referendum, which they lost narrowly by 55 to 45.
“They are still agitating to have another referendum and they are in the same parliament with Boris Johnson. What criminal offence has Sunday Ighoho committed except that we are in a country under President Buhari’s dictatorial government?
“Look at the kind of bills they are passing in the parliament, in a democracy, and they are boasting with delight about their actions,” Adebanjo remarked, criticizing the National Assembly.
“They are only disgracing this country by that action because all democratic societies are aware that this kind of thing is not done in a democratic setting.
“The constitution that we have is a fraudulent constitution and I gave my reason and it has not been refuted. Everything causing disharmony today in the country is under the imposed constitution by the military in 1966.
“There is discrimination, oppression and there is lack of unity because power is concentrated in the centre. We say send us back to the constitution we had at independence.”